Peter Abraham reports that Bobby Abreu has a strained oblique injury, and could be sidelined—according to Brian Cashman—until the beginning of the season or beyond. Had Bernie been in camp, obviously, this would have been just the opening he could have used to rejoin the club. Instead, he is at home, and the Yanks will make do, for the moment anyway, with the combination of Melky Cabrera (the primary backup) and the other kids in the system. If you’ve ever strained an oblique, you know those things can stay around for awhile. Ugh.